The Women of Troy showed their speed at the second head race of the fall season
2014-15 Elizabeth Turner enters her senior season as a starboard rower for the Women of Troy and will serve as one of the team's captains.
2013-14 As a junior, Turner rowed from the third seat of the varsity eight all season, and helped her boat win the coveted Jessop-Whittier Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic for a fourth straight year. Turner and the V8 earned wins over Clemson and Louisville in the Pac-12 Challenge and victories in the Lake Natoma Invitational. She also helped her crew to wins in head-to-head duals with Stanford and UCLA, and then to a fourth-place finish in the Pac-12 Championships. The V8 then completed the season with a sixth-place finish in the petite final at the NCAA Championships. Turner was honored as a member of the Pac-12 All-Academic Team and as a CRCA National Scholar-Athlete for the second time in her career.
2012-13 As a sophomore, Turner served as a team captain and rowed in the bow seat of the second varsity eight all season. She helped her boat win the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy at the San Diego Crew Classic, and to wins in the Lake Natoma Invitational, and in the USC-UCLA dual. The 2V8 finished in second place at the Pac-12 Championships and then had a fourth-place finish in the grand final of the NCAA Championships. Turner was honored as a member of the Pac-12 All-Academic Team and as a CRCA National Scholar-Athlete.
2011-12 As a freshman, Turner helped power USC's second varsity eight. From the fifth seat, she helped the 2V8 to a sixth-place finish for the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy at the San Diego Crew Classic. Turner moved to the seventh seat following the Crew Classic and occupied that spot for the rest of the year. In a three-way race, she helped the second varsity eight to a win against Princeton and Yale, and later helped her crew beat Michigan State and Notre Dame head-to-head at the Stanford Invitational. Turner rowed from the seventh seat in the second varsity eight at the Pac-12 Championships where USC came in fifth as a team, and held the same seat for the NCAA Championships where her boat finished first in the petite final and USC finished sixth as a team.
CLUB AND HIGH SCHOOL Turner was a four-sport athlete at Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute. She was a varsity letterwinner in basketball (3), rugby (4), soccer (2), and volleyball (2). Her teams each won the Prescott-Russell Secondary School Athletic Association title when she was a senior. Her basketball team won three championships with her on the roster. As a freshman, she was named Most Promising Female Athlete and received Best Academic Female Athlete as a junior and senior. She was also team MVP once in basketball, three times in soccer, and once each in volleyball and rugby. Turner was a four-year honor roll student, and was named class valedictorian. She also received Governor General and Ontario Scholar Awards as a senior. In addition to her high school accomplishments, Turner was also a nine-year member of the Gloucester Skating Club and played club soccer and club basketball.
PERSONAL Elizabeth Anne Turner was born on June 4, 1993, in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada... parents are Jeff and Stacia Turner... has two older brothers Mark (26) and Dan (24)... brother Dan was a rower at Syracuse (2007-11) and brother Mark played football at Illinois State (2009-11)... father Jeff played hockey at Mount Allison University... lists singing and figure skating among her hobbies... aspires to careers in intelligence analytics or sports physical therapy... majoring in human biology with a minor in occupational therapy.